Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting



  • Strawberry Cake

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups white sugar
    • 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin
    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 4 eggs (room temperature)
    • 2 3/4 cups sifted cake flour
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 cup whole milk, room temperature
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup strawberry puree made from frozen sweetened strawberries

    Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and dry strawberry gelatin until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the batter alternately with the milk. Blend in vanilla and strawberry puree. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
    3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a small knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool in their pans over a wire rack for at least 10 minutes, before tapping out to cool completely.

    Cream Cheese Frosting

    Ingredients:

    • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Directions:

    1. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy.
    2. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar.
    3. Store in the refrigerator after use.
    • This cream cheese frosting isn't going to be like the canned stuff you buy at the store, it has a sugary cheese flavor to it and is absolutely delicious!
    • Place one round cake on plate, frost top, then stack second round cake on top. Frost entire cake and garnish with fresh cut strawberries.

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